The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 3, 2012

AGONY & ECSTASY; Grand Final Thriller as Mustangs Kick Clear of Ghosts with Penalty in Dying Minutes
MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter GRAND FINAL SCOREBOARD MURWILLUMBAH 27 (D Smith, T James, D Quinn, L Foster tries; L Covell 5 goals; M Goodfellow field goal) d GRAFTON GHOSTS 26 (B McLennan, S Lennon, S Hartmann, D Roberts tries; R Danvers...
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Counselling Service in the Lurch
HELEN SANDSTROM helen.sandstrom@northernstar.com.au A NATIONALLY recognised counselling service for sex abuse victims has only enough funding for six months after being turned away by State and Federal governments. Wollongbar's Heartfelt House...
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Echidna Gets a Second Chance
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au NEXT week when Mummy the echidna is released back into the wilds of Byron Bay her carer for the past four months, Chrisy Clay, will shed tears of joy at her mir- acle survival. Mummy, as she was...
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HSC Hopefuls Stressing Less
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au ALSTONVILLE High Year 12 student Amanda Maxwell chose an enlightened approach to coping with the pressure of her HSC year a she took up yoga. The weekly classes have proved to be a smart habit...
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Koalas in Peril of Speeding Motorists
By JAVIER ENCALADA news@northernstar.com.au SEVEN koalas were hurt or killed in the Northern Rivers by cars in 10 days, with many drivers not alerting wildlife organisations and just driving away. Friends of the Koala in Lismore is calling...
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Life-Like Artworks Recall Memories
By JAVIER ENCALADA news@northernstar.com.au aBODY IN TIMEa can be classified in many ways: interesting, intriguing, unique, sometimes even creepy. The exhibition by Sam Jinks only has half a dozen sculptures, but each work lingered in our...
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Politics Take the Field
WITH Dave Arthur I WENDED my way to Oakes Oval on Friday evening purportedly to watch the soccer (oops football as I was instantly corrected on numerous occasions) match between Melbourne Heart and Western Sydney Wanderers. I was there...
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Qld Safe Haven for Kids; Protection Group's Strategic Plan to Reduce Child Sexual Assaults
Byline: RAE WILSON Child safety Bravehearts 3 piers: 1 EDUCATE: All children receive effective personal safety education. 2 EMPOWER: All adults are trained, aware and motivated. 3 PROTECT: All systems of community and government engage...
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Redmen Continue Roll
Byline: MARK ROBINSON Soccer correspondent LISMORE Workers continued their dominance over Goonellabah with a 3-1 home win in the Far North Coast premier league soccer major preliminary semi-final on Saturday. It was the fifth time the two sides...
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Trojans Prove They Are Big Title Threat
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter WHERE THEY FINISHED Final pointscore: Lennox Head 71, Wollongbar-Alstonville 71, Lismore City 57, Ballina 45, Grafton 29, Casino 28, Southern Cross University 14. Next weekend: Saturday, minor semi-final:...
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Wallabies Welcomed with Open Arms
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au LIKE many mums, Renata Phelps's day starts before 5am when she mixes and heats formula to bottlefeed her babies. The big difference is that Renata's babies have tails and fur and sleep in pouches...
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Wildlife Carer Devotes Her Life to Sick Animals
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au THERE'S something a little odd about Fiona Waite's home near Mullumbimby. At first glance the clothesline on her back deck, pegged with a string of tiny multi-coloured cotton singlets, looks like...
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Without Unions, a[euro][approximately]MPs Don't Care'
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au THREE months after he was one of 41 people to lose their jobs at linen rental business Alsco in Goonellabah, aPetera can't help but feel a bit nonplussed by all the fuss being made about the 116 Goonellabah...
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